This year our school is participating for the first time in the SUSTRANS BIG PEDAL. We are asking all children to take part in this challenge over a 2 week period… starting on Monday 25th March.
How it works
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position and schools at the top of their leaderboards will receive an exclusive Sustrans Big Pedal Trophy.
All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards if over 15% of the school cycles, walks or scoots on each day of the challenge. Prizes up for grabs include accessories and equipment to help us travel actively to school.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our school to continue working towards becoming more environmentally sustainable by reducing carbon emissions caused by traffic and is a positive step towards reducing car congestion around the school. It is also a healthy and sociable option for our pupils. We will also be using the challenge as a means of achieving our second Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
Our walking buses will run each morning over the two week period, leaving Manina and the Warren at 8:40am. Walking from the carpark in Convention Avenue to school(park & stride) will also count as an active journey to school.
We are looking forward to 2 great weeks of active school travel.
Many thanks for your support.